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Despite ferociously decapitating his last three opponents in something like two minutes total, Ngannou is somehow the forgotten contender at Heavyweight. He’s been pushed to the sidelines while Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier settle their trilogy, and Ngannou has repeatedly expressed a desire to fight rather than wait.
Alexander Volkov, Jon Jones, Tyson Fury — it matters not to “The Predator.”
Luckily, someone has agreed to square off with Ngannou based on the above tweet about a successful meeting with UFC president Dana White. In the past, White and Ngannou have not seen eye-to-eye, but it appears that hurdle has been climbed. Hopefully, the end result of this new development is a fight for the Cameroonian, who is consistently must-watch entertainment.
I got the win! First-round rear naked choke victory, but there was plenty of drama and intrigue. I’ve already written an entire overly long recap post and am merely waiting on the video from the promotion to post it. Until then, enjoy some pictures, and thanks again for all the love!
Derrick Lewis returns us to our regularly scheduled broadcast. Out of the three main groups who are supposed to share the road (bikers, pedestrians, drivers), who is the most annoying?
Maybe Saenchai is the real prank master?
Ben Askren certainly kept things entertaining in his brief UFC stint.
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Ben Askren's UFC career was short, but certainly not uneventful. - In addition to these numbers, we was the first opponent to submit Robbie Lawler since Jacare did it in Strikeforce, and was on the wrong end of the fastest knockout in UFC history. . . . . . #ufc #mma #benaskren #fightstats
I did not expect this from Mr. Bas Rutten.
Why does the MMA world hate it so much when a fighter is retired? Nick Diaz is done. Let him rest. He’s done enough.
Nick Diaz wants the smoke with Jorge Masvidal and has the fire (via @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/CCcnjjVlck— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 18, 2019
This is pretty awesome!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Did you catch this weekend’s absolutely insane rolling thunder knockout of UFC vet Ross Pearson? What is there to say other than WOW!
Davy Gallon KOs Ross Pearson with a ROLLING THUNDER in R3 at Probellum 1 in London. OH MY GOD #Probellum1 pic.twitter.com/Uza57ScMmH— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 16, 2019
One of those fantastic exchanges where either guy could get put down at any instant. Good luck guessing which!
My goodness. 44 seconds of chaos between Guram Kutateladze and Felipe Silva. #BRAVECF29 pic.twitter.com/m6eFmKfxeA— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 15, 2019
Poor guy probably just should have let him sink in that choke attempt — his toughness only earned him a more severe beating.
Back of the head? 12-6 elbows? Maybe. No problem in Indonesia. Lamhot Tambunan TKO R2 #oneprideproneverquit34 pic.twitter.com/vzLNPMN5yu— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 16, 2019
F*** Seaworld and all, but it’s neat video of a smart fish (mammal, I know, whatever).
Midnight Music: If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s unsolicited life advice.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.